Hokkaido Museum of Literature

Hokkaido Museum of Literature
AdmissionAdults ¥500 High School and University Students ¥250 Elementary and Junior High School Students Free.
Opening Hours9:30 am to 5 pm daily
ClosedMondays, December 27th to January 4th and occasional irregular closures
NotesFree parking (up to 7 spaces)
Wheelchair access
Exhibits are in Japanese only
Location /
Getting There
Japan, 〒064-0931 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Chūō-ku, Nakajimakōen, 1−4 北海道立文学館
Take the Nanboku subway (Green line) to the Nakajima Park station. The museum is in the middle of the park, on the west side.

Hokkaido Museum of Literature

The Hokkaido Museum of Literature first opened in 1995, and is the first of its kind in Hokkaido. It is located on the grounds of Nakajima Park and is home to some 260,000 works. The collection includes works by and about authors associated with Hokkaido, such as Takeo Arishima, Takuboku Ishikawa, Takiji Kobayashi, and Ayako Miura. There is a permanent exhibition as well as temporary exhibitions.

Hokkaido Museum of LiteratureThe permanent exhibition includes 1,300 items and provides an insight into the literature and authors throughout the history of Hokkaido. This permanent exhibition is currently only in Japanese. The collection is of works of Hokkaido literature dating back to the mid 19th century. These works includes novels, essays, poetry, tanka, haiku, senryu, children’s literature, works of criticism, and Ainu folklore.

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Hokkaido Guide contributor and editor. Keen photographer with a love of travel, the great outdoors and all things Hokkaido, Japan. Matt Holloway is a professional photographer and holds exhibitions around Sapporo, Hokkaido and Sydney Australia.